Love Bites

Cabaret and Variety (comedy, theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Love. Urgh! Nasty, pitiful emotion to be avoided at all costs. Love Bites is a gloriously black cabaret that rips down the ''happily ever after'' backdrop and exposes love's shriveled truth. Join Fifi LaRouge and her lovelorn alter egos in a jazz-fueled frenzy of deliciously jaded tales of woe. Watch and learn vicariously as they weave their stories of the hot, heavy moments that snared them in love's trap and spat them out, bleeding cabaret numbers. 'I constantly found myself torn between closing my eyes and listening to the songs and watching [LaRouge] perform.' ****1/2 (WhatDidSheThink.blogspot, 2017).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Up two flights of stairs which have 20 individual steps
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Aerandir 120 days ago

An intimate show featuring characters of different backgrounds and accents (terrifically done!), all being through the trials and tribulations of love, interspersed with beautiful renditions of songs on the same theme. I had an excellent time at the last show during my first ever Fringe and would recommend it to everyone!

John Handscombe 120 days ago

As the title suggests, this show has nothing nice to say about the institution of love. But even for an old romantic like me, the gentle framing of so many disastrous love stories and the brilliantly drawn characters whose love lives have crashed around them make this a really good watch.

Fiona Scarlett is an entrancing performer, creating the tiny, intimate worlds of a wide range of women and showing us their broken hearts with a deep seated kindness and respect.

Interspersed with songs of tragic love it's a surprisingly heartwarming look at heartbreak.

Rohan Candappa 124 days ago

Perfect end to a day of Fringe shows. Funny, tender, and gives you a lot to think about. A range of characters beautifully created by just one actor exploring love, what happens when it breaks down, and how we figure out how to keep moving forward. And gorgeous singing too. Loved it.

Crispian Denby 124 days ago

An intimate and poignant exploration of loves lost. Fifi’s Singing is lovely- I particularly enjoyed the Ute Lemper cover at the end.
Go see.
(A bit more projection Fifi: the volume flags occasionally)

Pluto Leon-Hart 128 days ago

Amazing performer in Body, Movement and especially That amazing Voice go watch this Show.

Simon Renouf 131 days ago

Fun and thought provoking one woman cabaret with relatable takes on loves lost, the artist backs up the comedy drama with a singing voice to die for, definitely worth your time.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 115 days ago

Love Bites is a competent one-woman spoken word cabaret from Melbourne artiste Fiona Scarlett, who presents the show in the character of the pink and frilly Fifi La Rouge. It’s a good workmanlike show, where Fifi plays several women talking frankly about love – either current or lost –  and...

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Ed Fringe Review (5/5 stars) 126 days ago

Are you wanting to ‘banish the beast’? For clarification the beast here is love and Fifi LaRouge offers her audience an insight into the many forms that love can take without cliché and over romanticism....

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